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After yesterday’s new Xbox 360 dashboard Xbox 360 Dashboard Update Brings New UI & Features Galore [News] Xbox 360 Dashboard Update Brings New UI & Features Galore [News] After a short delay Microsoft has finally pushed out a long-awaited update that is set to change the way users use and interact with their Xbox 360 console. The updates run deep but immediately noticeable... Read More launch, Microsoft has now released two mobile apps that each provide differing levels of Xbox LIVE and console interactivity. By far the more advanced of the two is the Xbox Companion for Windows Phone 7, which offers more features than its iOS counterpart.

The app allows Windows Phone 7 users to search for media stored locally on their phones and play it via their Xbox 360 consoles. Another included feature is the ability to navigate the new “Metro” Windows 8-style dashboard using Xbox Companion and easy access to friend activity, achievements and other Xbox LIVE features.

On iOS (pictured) users can’t control their consoles with their iPhones but instead are limited to three main options: spotlight (for news and videos), social (avatar and access to friends) and games (displays the last played titles). Users can also edit their avatars, update profile information, send messages and compare achievements with friends.

Both apps are free and available now for download on their respective app stores.

Download: Xbox Companion for WP7 @ WindowsPhone.com
Download: My Xbox LIVE for iOS @ App Store

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Have you used either of these apps? Will you? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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  1. a13070
    December 13, 2011 at 12:01 am

    My Xbox Live for iOS is just the Xbox Live hub taken off from windows phone 7.
    The Companion app is a completely different story. For windows phone users, My Xbox Live is not new because it already is built in to windows phone 7 from day one. Companion app is like a wireless remote, an "extension" to the 360 console.

    People should really research more, these are not the same apps. They have different functions.

  2. Dtigue
    December 11, 2011 at 11:03 am

    Where is the love for Android users?

    • the person
      December 11, 2011 at 7:24 pm

      "Android...is a stolen product" - Steve Jobs

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